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from two candidates. on this november 4th of 2012. >>> good day. welcome to "weekend with alex witt." all that plus four fresh battle ground polls and we're joining you live at 30 rockefeller center, headquarters for msnbc's campaign coverage from now until election day. and through results night tuesday. first, this day's headlines. with less than 40 hours to election day a flurry of activity already this sunday. president obama kicked off the day in new hampshire with former president bill clinton. >> so when you ask yourself the question, who is going to fight for me and bring about real change, you know that i know what real change looks like. because i fought for it alongside you. i've got the scars to prove it. i've got the gray hair to show for it. >> after wrap lg up in new hampshire, president obama heads to florida for an event with recording artist pitt bull. he ends his day in colorado with dave matthews. mitt romney kicked off this f d final sunday in iowa with a rally in des moines. >> the question of this election comes down to this. do you want four more years like
with alex witt" starts now. >>> all-out sprint. three days to the election and both the president and mitt romney on a nonstop sweep of critical swing states. new this morning a fresh poll in two of those key states. we've got live coverage ahead. >>> our other big story of the morning, the aftermath of sandy. an outcry forces the new york marathon's cancellation. millions remain without power, while many are without access to food and water. we've got a live update in minutes. >>> plus the gas crisis. people still waiting in lines for hours, so how long will it last? and is this any solution in sight? good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." and welcome here to the kickoff of msnbc's live coverage from demosthenes plaza. we'll be right here in rockefeller center in new york city from now until election day and through the results night on tuesday. we're going to have more on that in just a moment. but first here's what's happening right now. it is a sprint to the finish, a huge weekend for both campaigns. president obama and mitt romney crisscrossing the country in a
with alex witt and welcome to live coverage from democracy plaza. we will be here in 30 rockefeller center in new york city until election day and all through the results night tuesday. we'll have more on that in just a moment. first let's get to what's happening right now. three days until the election. new today president obama looking to close the deal in the crucial battle ground state of ohio. this is from mentor, ohio where the president is just about to speak. we're watching that very closely. before heading to today's event, though, the president visited fema headquarters to get a response to the efforts of aftermath of hurricane sandy. he is sending -- >> we don't have any patience for bureaucracy. we don't have any patience for red tape. and we want to make sure that we are figuring out a way to get to yes as opposed to no when it comes to these problems. >> meanwhile, mitt romney also has his sights on several key swing states today, starting with new hampshire. >> you saw the differences between barack obama and me in those debates. i like those debates. i got to be honest. i m
occasion. the saga continues. good morning, everyone, welcome to "weekends with alex witt," we're going to get to what's happening right now out there as we have breaking news on the escalating and deadly crisis in the middle east as it enters its fourth day. overnight explosions could be seen, you see them there, over the gaza skyline. israeli officials say a rocket from gaza injured three soldiers today. israel expanded its air assault, bombing the prime minister's compound and other official buildings. the assault also killed a hamas commander. in israel troops are gathering at the border where many roads into gaza are closed. the military is ready for a ground assault with just an hour's notice, and the u.s. positioned the war ship "iwo jima" nearby but the location is classified. the egyptian prime minister visited gaza yesterday and prepared to mediate a truce. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon is expected to visit next week. the widening scope of the assault sparking fears of a violent new chapter in the arab israeli conflict. forces are launching rockets back and forth in the g
diplomatic thing in the world today. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. >>> on the brink. fighting escalates in the middle east. what's the u.s. role if it turns into a ground war? we discuss it next. >>> let's make a deal. the latest in talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. should we believe lawmakers will get it done and get it done soon? >>> new twists. the two women behind the falls of america's top spy and how they ended up at the white house on more than one occasion. the saga continues. good morning, everyone, welcome to "weekends with alex witt," we're going to get to what's happening right now out there as we have breaking news on the escalating and deadly crisis in the middle east as it enters its fourth day. overnight explosions could be seen, you see them there, over the gaza skyline. israeli officials say a rocket from gaza injured three soldiers today. israel expanded its air assault, bombing the prime minister's compound and other official buildings. the assault also killed a hamas commander. in israel troops are gathering at the border where many roads into gaza are clos
again monday night. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. >>> shock and gone. the cia director and four-star general david petraeus abruptly resigned because of an extramarital affair. there's new information this morning. >>> the fiscal cliff. is the u.s. closer to the edge of an economic disaster, or is there room for compromise? and we compare what the president and the gop house leader said. >>> spending spree. new signs today that the economy is on the upswing, and you might be driving it. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt," let's get to what's happening right now out there as we have new information today on the shocking resignation of cia director david petraeus. we have now learned the fbi opened an investigation into his biographer, paula broadwell, for allegedly accessing petraeus' e-mails. all this just a week before the general was set to testify before congress on the benghazi attack. joining me now is greg miller, national security correspondent for "the washington post." greg, what a morning. let's get right to it. i'd like to hear the latest tha
with ink from chase. >>> now to tech watch on "weekends with alex witt." getting your tv online. a new study predicts more than 210 million tvs around the world will be connected to the internet by the end of this year. in five years that total is expected to reach nearly 600 million. that web connectivity will come from set-top boxes, game consoles of smart televisions. >>> tech tops today's list of number ones. you might not feel so smart if you lose your smart phone or it gets ripped up. but 160,000 smart phones disappear every day, many of them to just out and out theft. the mobile security web site lock.com says the city where smart phones disappear most, philadelphia, seattle second, oakland and long beach california are third and fourth, newark,new jersey fifth. bankrate.com's new ranking of most affordable housing markets puts detroit at the top. atlanta ranks second, minneapolis third. a recent survey shows people are hanging onto their cars longer than of these days. thus the average age of a car on the road is an all-time high of almost 11 years. and the car that's kept the
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it here with "weekends with alex witt." into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. challenge the need for such heavy measures with olay. regenerist micro-sculpting serum for firmer skin in 5 days. pretty heavy lifting for such a lightweight. [ female announcer ] olay regenerist. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> some headlines on the west coast. a front page story about the president's address ya visit. in the article, analysts say it is a chance to boost business and build on the president's legacy and another title election's over, cash remains. what they must do with leftover campaign money and se
. >>> welcome back to "weekends with alex witt." another republican is speaking out against grover norquist's anti-tax increase. this time it's lindsey graham. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making is republicans should put revenue on the table. we're this far in debt. we don't generate enough revenue. capping deductions will help generate revenue. i think grover is wrong when he says we can't cap deductions and buy down debt. what do you do with the money? i will violate the pledge only if the democrats will do entitlement reform. >> publisher and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell. hello, guys. good to see you both. >> and to you. both of you. rich, your party has been doing a lot of soul searching and you just heard lindsey graham going against grover norquist's tax pledge. >> well, what they have come to understand, i think, is and lindsey graham said he's not in favor of raising rates but in favor of cutting deductions and exemptions. >> if they were only doing it for political purposes they should have done it two weeks ago. the fact is that we
. >>> president obama's re-election hinged largely on how voters saw the economy moving forward. nbc's alex witt has interesting details on the exit polling. alex? >> well, the exit poll gives us a lot oichb site on how barack obama won his re-election. the weak economy was the critical issue but it didn't prevent the president from being re-elected. what is the question to that? we have one key right now that will explain a little bit of it. look who voters blame for the current economic situation. former president george w. bush, just 38% held president obama responsible. moving forward with some more information, optimism about the future direction of the economy, that won out over people's negative feelings on how the economy is doing right now. look at that. 39% of the voters said the economy is getting better. another 29% say, you know, things are just about the same as they were before. however, 30% said the economy is getting worse. moving forward to those 39%, let's break it down a little further. they say the economy is getting better. a whopping 88% of those voting for president obama
-minute playback. wow. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." let's get to what's happening right now out there. we have some new numbers today. as retailers begin to calculate black friday sales and whether it paid off to open on thanksgiving. all that, plus today is small business saturday, and cyber monday, of course, happens in just two days. nbc's michelle franzen is in n manhattan. >> alex, we've gotten through the first wave, the black friday, include being the early start that began on thanksgiving evening. so how did everything turn out? well, retailers say so far, so good. they saw a wave of people coming through, a rush of shoppers going through those doors on that thanksgiving night. that took away a little bit from the crowds on that friday morning. but they were still out in force. national retail federation actually says 5 million viewer shoppers are expected this holiday weekend start. that's the thursday through sunday, about 147 million are expected. but, overall this holiday, retail sales are expected to go up just over 4%. that will be good news for ret
. i'm alex witt. coming up this hour, shopping lines or picket lines. thousands of walmart employees plan to strike just as the holiday retail season kicks off. coming up, one woman who is ready to trade in her $8.90 an hour for a picket line. >>> the 86th annual thanksgiving day parade, there's new balloons joining the fleet. live along the parade route with about 3 million other people out there. >>> and celebrations continue in gaza, as the hamas-israeli cease-fire holds. how long will the hold last. >>> our top story this hour, what everyone wants to know about, the weather. millions of people are going to be hitting the roads, the runways and the malls over the next 72 hours, so what can we expect out there from mother nature. we've got the latest information. so what say you, bill? >> the afternoon football game, very important, too. the after-dinner trump, everybody's rolling around. today, a lot better than yesterday. yesterday we had the horrible fog in chicago and st. louis. the only spot i heard the fog was really bad this morning is right around detroit. these are the pic
. happy thanksgiving. i'm alex witt. with latest from israel to the big parade in manhattan a packed morning for you. the balloons are filled, ready to go, talking about the 86th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. live for you along the parade route. >>> the president is behind her, now u.n. ambassador susan rice defendinging her record to critics taking her to task on benghazi. will it be enough? >>> celebrations in gaza. so far, the day-old cease-fire is holding but the real work begins. and that fragile cease-fire between israel and hamas militants brokered by the u.s. government and egyptian president morsi. it is less than 24 hours old. there is deep mistrust. civilians on both sides hoping the agreement will bring a permanent end to the deadly air strikes and rocket fire. in gaza with the i have latest, eamon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. for the first time in nine days the people of gaza were able to go about their business as usual in a place that usually is not very normal. so, for the first time they were able to wake up today after cease-fire declared last
. and those are your number ones here on weekends with alex witt. [ male announcer ] free windows 8 training from your son. can you help me with something? nope! good talk. [ male announcer ] or free windows 8 training when you buy a computer at staples. another way staples makes it easier to upgrade. [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. selected for people over 50. pro-health for life is a toothpaste that defends against tender, inflamed gums, sensitivity and weak enamel. conditions people over 50 experience. crest pro-health for life. so jill can keep living the good life. crest. life opens up when you do. >>> welcome back. just past the half hour. new reaction today from a leading republican senator. on "meet the press," tom coburn shares his take on what lessons his party can learn. >> you have to demonstrate what you're for, not what you're against. i think that's the key ingredient. and sell a vision that's positive for america, not a negative vision about
this holiday shopping season. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. we have breaking news to share with you. less than 48 hours after a cease fire was announced, fighting has broken out. he's facing violent protests in his own country for granting himself sweeping powers that exempt him from legal challenges. joining me by phone from cairo, nbc's correspondent jim masseda. let's talk about what sparked these protests. is it all over morsi granting himself these further powers? >> reporter: yes, alex, it is about that. he came out, by the way, a good hour ago to talk, to speechify about the presidential powers. that's about four or five miles away from what you're describing, which is at tahrir square, the famous tahrir square. morsi spoke to his supporters saying that he had to do this to break really what is a log jam in writing up a new constitution. he was saying much of the judiciary are very honorable people but there are five or six or seven bad eggs, if you will. these are remnants of the mubarak regime and they're constantly interfering with the process. meanwhile, the country is co
with alex witt."" >> in washington, a preview of where we stand in terms of the fiscal cliff. >>> how much does president obama need to achieve in terms of greatness? >>> plus, black friday. one writer says it's way overhyped. >>> and the salvation army kettle. it's part of my twitter question. we'll look ahead to that in ten minutes or so. >> thank you. they are right outside where we work. there's a sort of enthusiasm around them. >> there is. it's good. >>> my footnote is next and it's on the passing of the civil rights legend. no, not that, not here! [ male announcer ] antacids don't relieve gas. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. gas-x. the gas xperts. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and childr
thanksgiving, everyone. i'm alex witt. a imaginal cease-fire between israel and hamas is holding. the agreement ended eight days of fierce fighting. >>> susan rice defending her comments following the attacks in benghazi. race claims they were based on intelligence she received at time. >>> the thanksgiving macy's parade ready for lift-off. balloons inflated last night. full news begins at top of the hour but now back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." with an electoral history or victory behind him, democrats are feeling more confident in talks with republicans about the fiscal cliff. many on the left have been vocal in calling for the president not to buckle on the issues of tax increases on the rich and no cuts to entitlements like social security and medicare. many key players are talking more defiantly on these issues since the election. nancy pelosi for example flatly said she wouldn't go along with a deal that didn't raise tax rates on the rich. let's watch the former speaker. >> we've seen talk about a possible compromise that would leave rates the same but cap deductions fo
the spirits of those struggling in the wake of hurricane sandy. >>> a very good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. thank you for joining us for a special thanksgiving edition of "msnbc live." we are glad you are with us. we'll talk about the mideast cease-fire holding some 20 hours after ending the violence between israel and hamas. is it a step toward permanent solution though? we have reporters throughout the region to weigh in on this. martin fletcher is in tel aviv. we begin with ima in gaza. i know there were celebrations earlier, are they continuing? >> reporter: the celebrations have quieted down a little bit with people trying to get back to their normal life if you can use that term in a place like gaza where nothing that is normal here, but we spent the day out with people today as they went back to their homes. some displaced over the course of the last eight days of fighting. they have tried to open
thanksgiving. thank you! >> thanks. >>> well, i'm alex witt. thank you so much for watching this special thanks giving edition of "msnbc live." see you back here tomorrow. i'll be on from 8:00 a.m. to noon eastern. be sure to keep it here for news updates throughout the day. up next, msnbc investigates. in case you have not heard it enough today, happy thanksgiving to all. enjoy your time with friends, family and loved ones. we'll see you tomorrow. into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand your mom trusted for you. children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians and used by moms decade after decade. [ male announcer ] the way it moves. the way it cleans. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b power brushes
is hiring and where the best paying jobs can still be found. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. it's friday, november 23. welcome to msnbc live. developing now the ceasefire between israel and hamas may have been broken. palestinian medical services say a man was killed by israeli forces on the gaza side of the border. israeli government spokesman mark regev told me an hour ago they are still looking into the incident. they have not confirmed that it happened, but this all comes after a day and a half of calm in the region following those eight days of rocket and missile attacks which left nearly 170 dead. >>> we have reporters on both sides of the conflict and we begin with nbc news' ayman my yell d mohyeldin. >> reporter: palestinian factions and medical sources are not making any doubt as to who is responsible for this violation of the ceasefire. the israeli military says it may not have confirmed it killed anyone but no doubt after speaking to the family of the victim as well as the sources here on the ground there has been one person killed as a result of that attack. now acco
insurance. responsibility -- what's your policy? >>> hey, everyone. i'm alex witt. the record powerball for tonight's drawing is a whopping $550 million. lottery officials say tickets are selling at a rate of 130,000 per minute across the u.s. the labor department says unemployment fell in two larnl cities last month. 180 metro areas have jobless rates below 7%. outside the u.s. protesters jammed cairo protesting a decree by president morsi. now back to "hardball." >>> back to "hardball." u.s. congressman tom cole of oklahoma signaled republicans should accept president obama's tax offer. earlier today the president made note of it. let's listen. >> i'm glad to see, if you've been reading the papers lately, that more and more republicans in congress seem to be agreeing with this idea that we should have a balanced approach. so, if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. >> congressman, thank you for joining us tonight. give us your thinking about why it's important, i know politically it makes sense to many people,
it's time for a preview of weekends with alex witt. >> let's get to it as we have new word from the white house within the past hour about the escalating violence in the middle east. what is the u.s. role right now and will we see a ground war? plus the white house just issued new comments on general petraeus's capitol hill testimony. we'll bring those to you in minutes. new twist on the mitt romney gift comments and some red states asking to secede from the union. >>> and climate romney's gift statementswant to secede from the union. >> thank you. >>> up next, our foot soldier of the week. . part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ secede. >>> do you remember being a teenager, how important and difficult it was to find a safe space? a place where you could be yourself and speak your mind? safe space is more than just a metaphor for lesbian, gay, by sexual and transgender youth. in new york city 40% of the city's estimated 38% homeless youth are lgbt. safety is especially challenging for transgender youth. this is transgender awareness w
, it is actually time for a preview of weekend's with alex witt. >> hello, melissa. as president obama overseas, he weighs in on the violence in the middle east. chuck todd will join us from bangkok with the details. the iron dome, defense of israel prevented a wider war already? former state department spokesperson will join me to talk about that. the fall of general petraeus. a renewed look at the top military brass. i will talk to kimberly dozier. >>> in the spirit of the holiday, here's what i'm asking. should stores open their doors on thanksgiving day or should everyone get a break? it's been interesting so far the tweets coming in on that, melissa. i'm sure you have an opinion, too. >> thank you, alex. i greatly appreciate it. when we come back, i'll give you my thoughts, actually, about thanksgiving and the sense of guilt we have and i just want to say thanks to everybody out there in nerdland who has been sticking around sticking with us. i know it has been a relatively more sober show than it often is. i hope you will stick with us as we think through the big issues of our day. when we co
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and their jobs. we're going to take a moment now and i'm going to give you a preview of "weekends with alex witt." >> i'm doing well. i love your dress. here we go. the david petraeus resignation. what more do we know about -- the man who studied his life and tried to figure him out. the author of barack obama, the story. at least one state has passed a tax on the wealthy. does that mean the rest of the country will agree? i'm talking to the former governor of the state, gray davis. politics, what do the elections say about america. unique perspective from eugene robinson. i'm looking forward to that. >> thank you, alex. you have great guests. >> i know. trying to match up with you. >> thank you, alex. and when we come back, we're going to talk about the fact that they lost their homes and their possessions during hurricane sandy but they didn't lose their right to vote. our foot soldier is next. 8 training from your son. can you help me with something? nope! good talk. [ male announcer ] or free windows 8 training when you buy a computer at staples. another way staples makes it easier to upgrad
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